With the “Mount vum Bongert”, from October 1 to 31, we celebrate the meadow orchards and their products that are so important for us. During this time there are various events on this topic: theme-specific menus in restaurants, activities for the whole family, picking action, pressing apple juice, fruit varieties Drive-In, etc.
The Natur & Geopark Mëllerdall organizes the “Mount vum Bongert” (Month of the Orchard) together with our partners Office Régional du Tourisme – Région Mullerthal -Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise (ORT-MPSL) , Leader Region Mëllerdall, Administration de la nature et des forêts (ANF) and Mëllerdaller Produzenten asbl.
In the coming weeks, the planned activities and events will be gradually published on this page. Check regularly and be surprised what the region will offer you around the theme “Bongerten”.
From mid-July to the end of August, a whole series of guided tours take place in the region of the Natur- & Geoaprk Mëllerdall. With this varied offer in different languages, small groups of up to 10 people can discover the highlights of the region! The tours are organised by trained guides from the regional tourism association ORT Region Mullerthal – Little Luxembourg Switzerland.
From September 10th on, Climate Alliance Luxembourg and Verkéiersverbond are organising the TOUR du DUERF cycling campaign for the seventh time, and Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall is taking part again!
The declared aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of daily use of the bicycle and to give it a more important role in everyday life. In particular, the members of the local council and advisory committees are called upon to find out about the reality of cycling and then of course implement measures to improve the situation in their municipality. The members of the local council and advisory commissions cycle in teams, together with the other residents of the municipality. The aim is to collect as many bicycle kilometres as possible over a period of three weeks, whether during working or leisure time, in teams or individually. Everyone is welcome to participate and form teams: school classes, associations, organisations, companies, etc.
Each participant enters his or her kilometres in the online cycling calendar at www.tourduduerf.lu. The best teams are rewarded by the municipality, while the organisers Verkéiersverbond and Klima-Bündnis Lëtzebuerg reward the most active municipalities.
Who can participate?
– The members of the municipal council and the advisory committees;
– All residents;
– All people who work in the municipality, belong to an association or attend school there.
How can I participate?
On www.tourduduerf.lu you can either join an existing team or create a new one. From September 10th onwards, all you have to do is use your bike as often as possible and enter the kilometres you have covered. Participants without internet access report the kilometres they have cycled to their team captain, who enters them online on their behalf. We trust in the honesty of the participants!
Help us find more than 1,000 species in Luxembourg’s 3 nature parks in 2 months.
You too can support the citizen science project of Luxembourg’s three nature parks. Get to know and better understand your natural environment and contribute to science at the same time. As a citizen scientist, collect, create and share useful data and help scientists better understand when and where creatures occur.
Every observation, from the rarest insect to the most common wild weed, can contribute to biodiversity research. With the help of iNaturalist, a global online social network based on crowdsourcing observations and determinations, you share your observations with naturalists, citizen scientists as well as biologists and contribute to the collection of important data.
All you need to do is observe. iNaturalist can be accessed via its website (https://www.inaturalist.org/) or via its mobile apps (iOS/Android).
Thank you for your assistance. The status of the Challenge can be viewed at any time in the iNaturalist project “NATURE PARK SAFARI Luxembourg 2021″.
For the International day for Biological Diversity (22.5.21), the Biological Station SIAS has launched the project “Reptilen zu Lëtzebuerg“. The aim of this project is to collect data on the native reptile species of Luxembourg. Anyone can participate via the app iNaturalist. In the flyer below you can find more info about the process. And one more piece of information: neither of our snake species is venomous!
If you want to help reptiles at home too, you can simply set up some wild corners in your yard! All you need to do is leave piles of rocks or wood, or simply mow the grass in a corner less often so it can grow taller. Since our reptiles also feed in part on insects, any measures taken to preserve insects will also indirectly help our lizards and snakes.
If you would like to learn more about our reptiles, insects, or natural gardening, please don’t hesitate to contact our biological station!
Many of the activities, workshops and hikes of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall are already fully booked!
If you are still interested in various activities in and with nature, you should definitely take a look at the brochure of natur&ëmwelt. There you will find over 370 nature activities from April to August!
Fumbling every last “weed” out of the gaps in your pavement, year after year, is annoying. There is an alternative though: you could sow in plants you want to have in these gaps! There are plenty that are sturdy enough and nice to look at: for example, there is aromatic thyme that doesn’t mind if you step on it once in a while or little daisy and wild violet that shyly stretch their little heads out of the pavement.
To create these colourful gaps in your pavement, all you have to do is get rid of the plants you don’t want and put in a mix of sand and a little compost. Then you simply sweep in a mix of seeds and sand. For the first year or so, you’ll have to keep clearing out the unwanted plants, but once the sown plants get established, you will have a nice and colourful path, that only needs some TLC once in a while and really is a blast, not only for you, but for many animals as well!
If you want more information, don’t hesitate to contact us: email@example.com oder 26 87 82 91-28.
The “Bierschbecher Atelier” (Blannenheem) has put together a seed mixture with native wildflowers. At the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall and some other partners you can buy this mixture for 15 € (30 sqm)!
For more information, as well as tips on how to plant a wildflower meadow, contact our partner “…ouni Pestiziden“.
A list of the species included in the mixture can be found here.
If you have any questions or would like to order, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 26 87 82 91-28.
The region of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall enjoys high numbers of visitors from home and abroad. In order for everyone to have a great experience here, it is important to follow a few simple rules of conduct.
Discover interesting and little-known facts about the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall in our short video features. With this series we would like to introduce you to the special features of our region in an exciting and entertaining way. We are very happy to show you the region of Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall from different perspectives and hope that you will also learn something new.